The concept started in Berlin as Schnippeldisko, a ‘protest soup’ against food waste that fed 8,000 people. Since then, Disco Soups started to spread across the world as a fun, positive way to bring the food waste crisis into focus.
World Disco Soup Day
World Disco Soup Day is the annual international event in which hundreds of Disco Soups take place simultaneously, held on the fourth Saturday of April. Here, volunteers collect, chop and cook any food that would otherwise go to waste, then dance to the beat and dish it out for free at public events. To get involved, connect to your local SFYN or Slow Food chapter. You can also follow a toolkit (link to the toolkit to download) to start your own Disco Soup in your area!
In the fight against food waste, SFYN partners with the organization Damn Food Waste and is part of the EU Platform of Food Losses & Waste.
CAP, What’s Cooking?!
SFYN hosted a series of events on different farms, helping people understand the ins-and-outs of the biggest major agricultural policy in the European Union: the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Shaping the Future of Food in Africa: This 5-day training course in Nakuru, Kenya, offered young people the chance to gain the tools and knowledge necessary to advocate for better policy regarding food sovereignty, gender balance, land rights and sustainable agricultural practices.(Read more)
Giro di SFYN:
an 11-day bike ride from the Netherlands to Italy for Terra Madre, this ride shed light on the concept of ‘slow travel.’ During the ride, bikers got to meet up with farmers and other local producers along the way (link) .
The Swiss Slow Food Youth network created a culinary calendar, which indicates local varieties of fruits and vegetables and the season in which you can find them.
Land Rights Now
This campaign, which we joined in 2018, promotes and secures the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities worldwide. Securing these rights is a necessary condition to eradicate poverty and hunger, to fight climate change, and to build a world of justice. SFYN participated with a series of portraits and interviews of indigenous youth in our network who have personally witnessed land grabbing
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